Take care of our cutting boards - Instruction

How to take care of our cutting boards

Follow the steps below

Oil your cutting board
Your cutting board is treated on delivery, which means you can start using it immediately. We recommend that you treat the cutting board one to two more times before use. If you treat your cutting board at regular intervals then it will last longer, we recommend that you treat the board every 3 weeks. A good rule of thumb is to treat the cutting board when it starts to look pale. Choose a treatment that's right for you! There are a variety of alternatives for oiling cutting boards where the most common is paraffin oil, which is a petroleum-based oil that is not, however, an environmentally friendly alternative and is used, among other things, in the production of concrete and asphalt. Be sure to read through the safety precautions on the products you use for oiling. We also do not recommend using hard wax oil or the like.

For more natural treatments - use vegetable oils that you find in your kitchen, for example, flaxseed oil, rapeseed oil or olive oil. If you mix the oil with beeswax, you get a good protection for the wood. Mix about 20-80 with the oil advantage. The oil penetrates and nourishes in depth while the beeswax closes cavities, giving water-repellent properties and luster. It is also excellent to treat the boards with coconut oil and we recommend that you choose an organic variety. Oil in the cutting board and leave it to stand overnight. Wipe off excess oil and repeat the process if necessary.

After each use:
Wash your cutting board with warm water and use detergent if necessary. Alternatively, wipe the board alone.
Never immerse the cutting board in water and do not flush water on it longer than necessary.

Every three weeks:
Oil the cutting board as needed.

Once a month:
Spray white wine vinegar or 5% vinegar on the cutting board with a spray bottle and wipe it with paper. It removes bacteria and helps the wood maintain its luster.

Storage:
Keep the cutting board dry and avoid exposing it to moisture or warm environments as it can have an impact on the wood's structure and cracks can occur.

Tip
If stains do not wash away with running water, we recommend scrubbing the stain with coarse salt and lemon. Then rinse the board with warm water. It removes stains and eliminates bad odors.
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